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AXIS: BOLD AS LOVE

Jimi Hendrix

 

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admireArt
5 stars If Jimi Hendrix outlined his scopes in his first effort; here he deepens and broadens them into this "Axis Bold as Love" second album project ; of a short "authorized" studio discography of 3 . He had the certainty that the future for his music (and music in general) was the route of "funk" (which after all; in those days was the best representation of the "black" culture; which of course was a symptom of the "times" 1968; the year of the students movement uprising world-wide)... Well enough history for today. Thanks to every deity that appears on the fantastic "art-cover"; this just happens twice (funk oriented songs). The rest is Hendrix following his intuition and natural genuine talent for both composition and lyrics. It is a perfect collection of "small-wonders" and "gems". It is quiet impossible; in my opinion to skip this (or any of his 3) albums; if you want to testify the origins of a lot of "copied by 1000s and matched by few guitar-tricks; that made; even the "guitar-Gods" sigh when exposed. This is just for you!.. Here the "Experience" searches further in the tenor of "3th Stone from the Sun" composition from the first record, BUT here every route is taken; experimental founded songs, transfixed with great vision and clear song-writing. With humour when required and sharp wits if the case. The music goes from ethereal guitar compositions to Prog-Rock foundations; from the guy who painted the lines and established the dots of this foundations; so it is quiet a thrill! ...If complex guitar structures achieved with sheer talent; surrounded by a not less talented rhythm section (Mitch Mitchell is my all time favorite drummer), this could be something you should not let pass by.*****5 "Blow my Mind" PA stars.
admireArt | 5/5 |

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